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ARCO Arena is an indoor arena located in Sacramento, Californiamarker, United Statesmarker. It is home to the NBA's Sacramento Kings.

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The WNBA's Sacramento Monarchs also played in the arena until 2009 when they folded after the 2009 season.

There was another sports venue with that exact same name, which was known as the original ARCO Arena (1985-1988), where the Kings played their home games for three seasons (1985 to 1988), after moving from Kansas Citymarker. It had a capacity of 10,333 seats.

ARCO Arena is located in a once isolated area on the expanding northern outskirts of the city. It was constructed at a cost of just $40 million, the lowest of any venue in the NBA. It is the smallest arena in the NBA by size and second smallest by seating capacity (17,317). Only Orlando'smarker Amway Arenamarker (17,248) has a smaller seating capacity for NBA basketball. In 2006, there was a campaign to build a new $600 million facility in downtown Sacramento, which was to be funded by a quarter cent sales tax increase over 15 years; voters overwhelmingly rejected ballot measures Q and R, leading to the NBA publicly calling for a new arena to be built at another well-known Sacramento facility, Cal Expomarker, the site of California's state fair.

The namesake sponsor of the arena, energy company ARCO, has had corporate sponsorship since the arena's inception as well as the original ARCO Arena. On March 19, 2007, the Maloof brothers announced a multi-year agreement extending the naming rights of ARCO Arena.

ARCO Arena set a Guinness World Record for loudest sports roar by reaching over 130 decibels on November 8, 2006 during a Kings game against the Detroit Pistons. Also, there is an instrumental song called "Arco Arena" on the album Comfort Eagle by Sacramento band Cake. The band also released a version of the song with lyrics as a B-Side.

ARCO Arena has hosted several state High School Basketball championship games (1992, 1996, and 1998–2009)

ARCO Arena hosts many graduation celebrations for local high schools.

ARCO Arena has hosted the WWE Pay-Per-View event WWE The Bash on June 28th, as well has hosted the 1993 Royal Rumble, and Judgment Day 2001.

ARCO Arena has also hosted a PBR Built Ford Tough Series bull riding event every year since 2005.

Seating

The arena seats 17,317 for basketball, and has 30 luxury suites and 412 club seats. The arena has been noted for its loud character and capacity crowds, which can make it a tough environment for visiting teams.

Baseball Stadium

There is an unfinished baseball stadium on the backside of the arena. The stadium was never finished because the Sacramento Sports Association ran out of money during construction in 1989. The completion of Raley Fieldmarker has stopped any possibility of this stadium being completed.

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